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Rowan weather: Blame it on the rain

If the low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a tropical storm, next week could bring very heavy rain. Even if it does not reach that status, the low will bring rain throughout the weekend and into next week.

Today will be mostly cloudy and 82, with south wind  at 5-7 mph. We’ll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, but less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected. It will be a Code Yellow air quality day.

Tonight, we’ll still have a 40 percent chance of showers and storms, with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 67. Winds will be from the south around 6 mph. Again, less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy and 82 again, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. South southwest wind will be around 6-8 mph. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible. It will also be a Code Yellow air quality day.

With a 40 percent chance of showers and storms, Saturday night will be mostly cloudy and 68, with south southwest wind at 3-6 mph. Not much rain is expected.

Sunday has a 40 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible after 11 a.m. It will still be mostly cloudy and around 82, with south wind at 5-7 mph. Sunday night’s chance of rain will be 60 percent, with a low of 67.

Memorial Day will just be more of the same, with a 60 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms after 11 a.m. It will be cloudy and 80. The rain chance Monday night will be 50 percent, with showers early, then thunderstorms. The low will be 67.

Tuesday also has a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly cloudy and 84. Same chance of rain Tuesday night, with a low of 68 and mostly cloudy skies.

Then the chance of rain goes up for Wednesday to 60 percent, with thunderstorms likely. It will be cloudy and 82. Same chance of rain Wednesday night, with a low of 69 and more clouds.

Thursday will have a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and be cloudy and 82 again.

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